Jan/Feb Gaelen Art Gallery Opening ReceptionJanuary 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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January 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jan/Feb Gaelen Art Gallery Opening Reception
Galleries to feature works by Susan Holford, Lori Abrams, and Felix Aarts
JCC MetroWest will present all-new art exhibits this upcoming January and February, including works by 2019 Gaelen Juried Art Show winners Susan Holford and Lori Abrams, as well as painter Felix Aarts. An opening reception for all exhibits will be held on Sunday, January 12th from 11am-1pm at JCC MetroWest, located at 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ. The reception and exhibits are free and open to the community.
Susan Holford’s mixed media works will be on display in our Gaelen Gallery East. Holford’s works can be attributed to the influences around her. In her mixed media pieces, these influences may come in wondrous textures, shapes, forms, and colors. What brings Holford’s works to life are the influences of thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Most importantly, she bows to all the artists whose journeys have been to help her “see” in another way. Her “Mardi Gras AM Celebrations” was awarded Best in Show at the 2019 Gaelen Juried Art Show.
Lori Abram’s photography will also be on display in the Gaelen Gallery East. Abrams is an award-winning photographer based in Maplewood, NJ. A relative purist, Abrams does her own post-processing and printing. With a deep interest in the natural world that includes macro, landscape, nature, and street photography, Abrams has an increasing interest in photographing the human species. Abrams’ “Neighborhood Under the City” was awarded Best in Photography at the 2019 Gaelen Juried Art Show.
Felix Aarts’ paintings will be exhibited in Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, Ross Family Campus lower lobby. Aarts has had an extensive career, dancing soloist roles in ballets of renowned choreographers such as G. Balanchine, M. Bejart, J. Kylian, J. Cranko, R. Nureyev and others. In the spring of 2013, Aarts graduated with honors from Pratt Institute in New York with an MFA in painting. Aarts has exhibited his work throughout Europe and the United States. He lives and works in South Orange, NJ.